New album Everything Was Forever
out 11 Feb 2022
The newly minted Sea Power are today sharing “Folly”, the latest single to be released from their forthcoming new album Everything Was Forever.
“Folly” arrives on the heels of lead single “Two Fingers”, a song that heralded a new era for the band as they said goodbye to the word “British” from their name. It was a move that drew a predictable response from certain quarters of the media – making headlines globally across TV, radio and press – but it was the strength of the band’s first new music in five years that made the loudest noise, as “Two Fingers” immediately jumped onto the BBC 6 Music A-list.
Where “Two Fingers” took in mortality, defiance, HP Lovecraft and V signs, “Folly” sings up a meandering humanity – a sleepwalking world of procrastinators with our eyes on the short-term. Guitarist Noble expands:
“Folly is in the tradition of singalong Sea Power apocalyptic anthems – everyone ambling down the road to a multitude of catastrophes. Party on! You might find yourself standing up on the South Downs, up on the fells or the dales, looking down at the world, a world where we seem to avoid the decisions and changes to stop the rot. It’s all folly, but in this case set to some pretty life-affirming music – good stuff underpinning the donut vibes and maybe making you think it’s not all over, not quite, not yet.”
Hamilton continues: “I was thinking of things like greedy overlords playing fart games on the lawns of their great dominions, the enclosure of common lands, bodies, minds, the fantastical gusto of doom and frivolity that feeds the world, me included. I was feeling all on edge, paranoid like the old vampire in Nosferatu when I got into this song.”
Everything Was Forever is released on 11th Feb 2022. Pre-order the album here.
Sea Power have also shared a run of headline UK tour dates. Tickets can be purchased here. Full details below.
Tuesday 12 – 1865, Southampton
Wednesday 13 – O2 Institute 2, Birmingham
Thursday 14 – Roundhouse, London
Tuesday 19 – O2 Academy, Bristol
Thursday 21 – Leadmill, Sheffield
Friday 22 – St Lukes, Glasgow
Saturday 23 – Albert Hall, Manchester
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